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“Good service reasonable food”
Review of The Cunning Man

The Cunning Man
Ranked #354 of 622 Restaurants in Reading
Price range: $17 - $29
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Cunning Man in Burghfield Bridge is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
Reading, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Good service reasonable food”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Visited with family and had a nice lunch. The staff were very friendly and the lunch was basic but very good for the money in a chain pub.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Reading
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice building, shame about the food!”
Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant has changed hands between " chain pub outlets " several times over the last few years. This was my first visit for about 4 years after I vowed never to eat there again after my wife had a bread roll that came with a chilli which had someone else's glob of used butter wiped on it!!!!! this is under a new brewery now and i hoped the food had improved.

The restaurant itself is nice but the food is just awful, the food comes suspiciously quick which is always a worry, let's just say that microwave must be very busy. I wasn't convinced their staff practices had changed much from before, I will not be visiting again !!!!


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1 Thank Easton-G
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Reading, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great Xmas day lunch, faultless”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Been here several times and never ad a bad experience, Xmas day was great. We had a table of 14 and everyone enjoyed their meals. Staff very helpful and great service. Food was excellent and well priced. We will be going back soon

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice lunch”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Stopped at this pub for lunch en route to a nearby hotel. Looked inviting from the outside and nice setting. We enjoyed our lunch which was reasonably priced and the wine was decent.. Service was friendly. Would go there again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday lunch time. Beautiful location, friendly, fast and efficient service. A well managed establishment. The host was polite and welcoming and our server Karen was excellent. Food was delicious cant wait to return there again soon.

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